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Massive electron state in YbBiPt

  • Author(s): Fisk, Z
  • Canfield, PC
  • Beyermann, WP
  • Thompson, JD
  • Hundley, MF
  • Ott, HR
  • Felder, E
  • Maple, MB
  • Lopez De La Torre, MA
  • Visani, P
  • Seaman, CL
  • et al.
Abstract

Measurements of the electrical resistivity, magnetoresistance, ac and dc magnetic susceptibility and specific heat on YbBiPt indicate this compound to be a IveryP heavy-electron system. The low-temperature Sommerfeld coefficient of 8 J/K2 (mole Yb) is not affected by a phase transition at 0.4 K. We suggest that the heavy-mass state in YbBiPt is unconventional in that it develops from Bloch states in an electronic subsystem with low carrier concentration. © 1991 The American Physical Society.

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